Monday, June 01, 2009

Fletch Speaks From the Great Beyond


I would have liked to have been able to ring up Ol' James Fletcher Watson and ask him a coupla things. Maybe have had a little visit...a lesson or two. I re-read his wonderful, The Magic of Watercolor and was struck by his assessment of J.S. Cotman, after whom the paint is named. The Fletch was particularly impressed with how Johnny handled cloud shadows in the landscape. So I fiddled a bit with an old drawing and popped out this scribble. It prolly doesn't have much to do with what the masters had in mind but I liked the notion of darks and lights with no particular reason other than, "there they go...there you are!"

9 comments:

Billie Crain said...

Ron, I never thought I'd ever see a backrun in one of your paintings. I like it! Very effective, especially in the sky.:)

Brothergrimm said...

heheh, they look like mob beetles.
"What're you lookin' at?

Joan said...

I love that play of light in the foreground. Well done!!

Ron Morrison said...

Billie, I never minded one wau or the other about backruns, they are easy to remove, just thought they fit...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks,Grimm, mob Plymouth and mob Chev...

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Joan, they are well lit...

newnorth said...

I like the muted (or muddy I dunno how to say it) of this one. And the shack makes it perfect. This one would be up towards one of my favorites.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, N.N., its sort of a limited palette production...

Michelle Smith said...

The trees look great in this one.